Rangers continued to strengthen their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with a comfortable 2-0 win away at St. Mirren on Wednesday afternoon – and supporters have heaped praise on midfielder Joe Aribo.
Aribo, 24, was handed his second successive Scottish Premiership start after coming on at half-time against Motherwell earlier this month and impressing. He kept his place against St. Johnstone, and then St. Mirren.
A moment of brilliance from Ianis Hagi saw Rangers open the scoring. He turned and played a delightful pass into Kemar Roofe, who saw his shot – which was on target – deflect into the back of the net off a defender.
It was 2-0 before the break. A mistake by St. Mirren saw Alfredo Morelos race through on goal and the Colombian finally broke his lack of form in front of goal with a lovely finish – days before this weekend’s clash against Celtic.
Aribo, who earns £20,000-a-week (Sun) at Rangers, has clocked up 19 appearances in all competitions this season and while he has scored four goals and laid on two assists – his ability in midfield is so much more than just stats.
Rangers supporters raved about Aribo on Twitter during and after the match which saw Rangers keep their 16-point advantage over Neil Lennon’s side going into the Old Firm derby on Saturday.
Kamara and Aribo are different class
— Ewan Ross (@bigeuzi) December 30, 2020
Hard call Aribo or Kamara for MOTM, Aribo wins it for me!
— Wallis (@Wallis819) December 30, 2020
Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo pure joy to watch, both make it look effortless
— 🇬🇧 WATP.com 🇬🇧 (@WATP_com) December 30, 2020
Kamara and Aribo are two players who are going to be worth a fortune!
— dex (@PRodgersN) December 30, 2020
Consistency from Aribo would be wonderful
— Delbert (@Delbert73) December 30, 2020
Aribo composing this entire game
— Ry❌n (@Ryann1872) December 30, 2020
Aribo back to the form he was showing pre injury.
Best player in the team when he plays like this.
— Ross Thomson (@YerAuldDa_86) December 30, 2020